0.3% of the Sahara could power up all EU!

EU Officials: Just 0.3% Of Sahara’s Sun Energy Could Power Entire EU

The largest fully industrialized populus in the world could be entirely powered by a small fraction of solar desert energy, according to new plan.
“If we could realise that in the Mediterranean, for example in southern Italy, this would correspond to electricity prices in the range of 15 cents per kWh, something below what the average consumer is paying.”
However, before the plan could help the EU meet its target of cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 20 per cent by 2020, much time and investment is needed, the scientists working on the project say.
But they estimate that with an investment of around €450bn (£356bn) it could produce 100 GW by 2050, more than the combined electricity output from all sources in Britain.
Read more at Telegraph.co.uk

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  1. There is a new world wide web emerging right before our eyes. It is a global energy network and, like the internet, it will change our culture, society and how we do business. More importantly, it will alter how we use, transform and exchange energy. Enough solar energy falls on the surface of the earth every 40 minutes to meet 100 percent of the entire world’s energy needs for a full year. There is no energy supply problem, there is an energy distribution problem — and the emerging solution is a new world wide web of electricity.For more information, see http://www.terrawatts.com

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